An ‘Epidemic’ of Fragranced Products is Affecting Our Health, New Research Suggests

I am reblogging this because I had no idea about the subject at all. We are organic machines and have certain physical requirements, like exercise, also certain vulnerabilities as evidenced in the post.


Our Better Health

The recent trend for “cleaner,” more natural, unprocessed foods for improved health and well-being has also led to a shift towards household and beauty products that are also more natural and without preservatives, and possibly for good reason.

According to recent research, consumers’ extra attention to what they are putting on their bodies and in their homes could be beneficial for health, with a new study finding that one in three Australians report health problems related to fragranced products.

Professor Anne Steinemann from the University of Melbourne School of Engineering led a survey of a random sample of 1,098 people taken from a large, web-based panel held by Survey Sampling International (SSI).

She found that when exposed to fragranced products, 33 per cent of Australians suffer a variety of adverse health effects, including breathing difficulties, headaches, dizziness, rashes, congestion, seizures, nausea, and a range of other physical problems.

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7 responses to “An ‘Epidemic’ of Fragranced Products is Affecting Our Health, New Research Suggests

  1. I’m always skeptical of any science that comes out of Australia because they have such a storied past when it comes to research being overturned (remember the gluten “sensitivity” study?). This sniffer study had me confounded… 33%? Really? Then something caught my eye; “revealing that 34.7 per cent of people experience health problems when exposed to fragranced products.”

    How are they exposed? Maximum Tolerable Dosage? I have a funny feeling the concentration was through the roof.

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  2. ren

    Hey Tony,
    Thank you for re-blogging this post. I can relate to this study. I have become very sensitive to chemical fragrances. Natural fragrances are fine, like a flower. Or quality aromas.

    Walk past me in the store with your Downy fresh clothes and I will have an instant headache, shortness of breath and will be running the other way.
    Your perfume can do the same.
    That scented hand soap? Not for me!
    Scented candles? No way, not in my house.
    Cleansers that smell so good? Not in my house! I use vinegar and baking soda for cleaning now.
    Essential oils? I can tell you which ones are chemical based and ones that are natural oils.
    The list goes on….

    I have found, because most people are not sensitive to the chemical fragrances, I get ridiculed and shunned for my sensitivities which others feel I am ‘over reacting’ or faking
    Believe me. I am not over reacting nor faking. I am trying to survive.
    Thanx for letting me share,

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